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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Po with sound clips and images.
Po is the main character of the Kung Fu Panda series whom has been in the series right from the start. Po is a young Panda in his 20's who is the adopted son of Mr. Ping a Goose who is the owner of a local Noodle Shop. Po is a classic example of a big lovable oaf and is also a classic example of being the "Chosen One" as Master Oogway has deemed him to be the Dragon Warrior even though Shifu and the Furious Five (especially Tigress) were rather against that decision at first. However Po has proven himself to be a capable martial artist and hero in his own unconventional way in which while he does openly embrace his role as Dragon Warrior he still does try to make time for his dear foster father Mr Ping. 

Created by Pokejedservo on Fri Jul 20 2012, 25 Comments, Add Comment
Special thanks to TylerMirage for additional sound clips.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
PoJack Black
Jack Black
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011)
PoMick Wingert
Mick Wingert
Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors (2008)
PoEric Loomis
Eric Loomis


Alright folks the first Kung Fu Panda VC shall be for none other than the leading panda himself... PO! Let us begin!

Jack Black- Jack maybe typecast-ed as a big loud lovable oaf especially in his screen acting roles but his voice work as Po is a fine reason why he is known for doing these roles rather well. Jack's performance for the role definitely suits Po's various comedic moments and his various serious moments as well and is a fine example of the voice work in the movies.

Mick Wingert- Mick's work on the role is one of the most impressive cases of "Stand-in" performances I have ever heard as Mick definitely sounds a lot like Jack Black. Mick's performance was also very good as it suited Po's "Lovable Oaf" persona very well and is a fine example of the voice work in the show.

Eric Loomis- This is another pleasant surprise as this is another fine example of a "Stand-in" performance as Eric also did a fine job in sounding like Jack Black. As for Eric's performance it was also pretty good as it does suit Po's "Lovable Oaf" persona rather well and its another fine example of how good Eric's Vocal Mimicry skills can be.

Overall I am going with a tie as while Jack Black is great in the role, Mick and Eric do exceptionally well in mimicking him.


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said at 4:02 PM on Sun Feb 8 2015
There is no clear favorite for me, I think all 3 did a great performance,Jack was the original and Mick and Eric both did a solid impression.
Shiny Raticate
said at 9:42 PM on Wed Jul 30 2014
I normally don't do this, but because all three of these actors have such an amazing likeness to each other's voices, I'm going to say that I really like all three. Stellar jobs from everyone.
said at 1:08 PM on Sun Dec 22 2013
Jack wins without a doubt though the other 2 are good stand ins.
said at 6:07 PM on Thu Oct 3 2013
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Jack Black, obviously. Though Mark Wingert is a dead-on accurate PERFECT imitation. It really sounds like the same voice and performance at several points! If you didn't see the credits, you probably wouldn't be able to tell it WASN'T Jack Black. Eric Loomis also does an incredible Jack Black impression, but it's noticeably deeper than Po's actual voice.
said at 12:47 AM on Sun Aug 11 2013
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Holy s***... it's the Iron Panda!!!
said at 1:37 PM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Well, this is why everyone said Iron Man in EMH sounded like Jack Black.
said at 11:31 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Considering Mick Wingert and Eric Loomis are impressionists, they hold the role INCREDIBLY well, but I'm definitely going with Jack Black on this one.
said at 9:30 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Wow not only can Eric do an amazing Robert Downey Jr. He can do a top notch Jack Black.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 8:56 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
Eric is a pretty good stand in as well. Not Mick good but decently good
said at 8:54 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
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Eric Loomis sounds more like Jack than Wingert.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 8:45 AM on Sat Aug 10 2013
*Eric Loomis now added.
said at 4:44 PM on Thu Jan 10 2013
This is by far the best voice compare ever I never even realised it was a different guy Mick captures Po's character so well and sounds just like Jack Black
said at 1:19 PM on Mon Sep 3 2012
I had no idea Po was played by someone else in the show.
said at 9:52 AM on Mon Jul 30 2012
mick is funnier
said at 8:09 PM on Sun Jul 22 2012
Mick does an okay job, he actually sounds like Jack except maybe a little bit younger sounding.
said at 6:39 PM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Both voices are great for this character. They sound SO MUCH alike. It almost sounds like the same performance!
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:45 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Personally I think since Mick is doing a damn good impression takes more skill then someone using their own voice without really changing it. Voting for Mick.
said at 1:34 AM on Sat Nov 17 2012
@Music Meister

Voice acting is not about the voice, it's about the acting, as any voice actor would tell you. Acting is about creating your own character rather than imitating someone else's. Anyone can imitate, but it takes real skill to create.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 11:12 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
My gut instinct is to go with Jack, but Mick does an uncanny impression. It's hard to tell the difference.
said at 5:11 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
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Awesome, been looking forward to this VC!

Anyway, it's a very close call but I'm going with Jack Black because he maybe typecast-ed like Pokejedservo mentioned: but what can I say? He is PERFECT for Po whether he is funny, serious and of course a loud lovable oaf. :)

Mick Wingert however does get an honorable mention as he is probably the best stand-in I have ever heard, seriously.
said at 2:17 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
Both are good, but I'm gonna go with Jack Black.
said at 1:55 AM on Sat Jul 21 2012
hard to choose there both great
said at 11:20 PM on Fri Jul 20 2012
Mick Wingert related to Wally Wingert?
said at 10:16 PM on Fri Nov 16 2012
@pete Nope, just the same last name.
said at 11:40 PM on Fri Nov 16 2012
@TheVengeanceKnight Kind of a weird one. Then again there's two Marsdens and they aren't related.

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